Jim Snidero Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: January 31 and February 1, 1984
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: East World

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (ss, as), Brian Lynch (t, fh), Kenny Kirkland (p), George Mraz (b), Billy Hart (d)

a.     Rhythm-a-ning  (Thelonious Monk)
b.     Monk's Mood  (Thelonious Monk)
c.     Tyrone  (Larry Young)
d.     On Time  (Jim Snidero)
e.     Miles Ago  (Jim Snidero)
f.     Kryptonite  (James Spaulding)
All titles on:      East World LP 12": EWJ 90037 — On Time   
     East World CD: CP32 5031 — On Time   

Date: December 24, 1987
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Brian Lynch (t), Benny Green (p), Peter Washington (b), Jeff Watts (d)

a. a-01    Minor Relief - 9:03  (Jim Snidero)
b. a-02    Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 7:29  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
c. a-03    Image - 7:06  (Jim Snidero)
d. b-01    If I Should Lose You - 7:37  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
e. b-02    Pannonica - 9:23  (Thelonious Monk)
f. b-03    Blood Count - 5:57  (Billy Strayhorn)
g. b-04    Duff's Thing - 6:43  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Criss Cross LP 12": 1032 — Mixed Bag   
     Criss Cross CD: 1032 CD — Mixed Bag   

Brian Lynch (t) on a-c, e, g.


Date: July 1989
Location: Parco delle Terme di Santa Venera, Acireale, Italy
Label: Red

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Peter Washington (b), Victor Lewis (d)

a.     Blues Walk  (Lou Donaldson)
b.     You Know I Care  (Duke Pearson)
c.     Time Out  (Jim Snidero)
d.     Toro  (Jim Snidero)
e.     So In Love  (Cole Porter)
All titles on:      Red CD: 123 228 — Live   

Date: December 23, 1989
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Brian Lynch (t), Benny Green (p), Peter Washington (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d)

a. 01    Enforcement - 7:57  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    Forethought - 9:57  (Jim Snidero)
c. 03    The Trifle - 8:49  (Brian Lynch)
d. 04    Soul Eyes - 7:40  (Mal Waldron)
e. 05    Blue Afternoon - 8:07  (Jim Snidero)
f. 06    Infant Eyes - 8:19  (Wayne Shorter)
g. 07    Toro - 7:42  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1072 CD — Blue Afternoon   (1993)

Brian Lynch (t) on a-c, e, g; Peter Washington (b) on a-c, e-g; Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d) on a-c, e-g.


Date: April 10 & 11, 1990
Location: New York City
Label: Ken Music

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Mulgrew Miller (p), Peter Washington (b), Jeff Hirshfield (d)

a. 01    Fast Lane - 4:38  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    Takin' It Easy - 6:59  (Jim Snidero)
c. 03    Storm Rising - 6:34  (Jim Snidero)
d. 04    Beatrice - 5:49  (Sam Rivers)
e. 05    Break Away - 7:24  (Jim Snidero)
f. 06    Virgo - 7:59  (Wayne Shorter)
g. 07    Reluctance - 7:18  (Jim Snidero)
h. 08    Depressions - 7:19  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Ken Music CD: KEN 006 — Storm Rising   

Engineer: Jim Anderson


Date: January 12, 1991
Location: New York City
Label: Red

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Benny Green (p), Peter Washington (b), Tony Reedus (d)

a. 01    While You're Here - 5:53  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    Intimacy - 6:41  (Benny Green)
c. 03    A Few Too Many - 6:38  (Jim Snidero)
d. 04    Fly Little Bird Fly - 4:15  (Donald Byrd)
e. 05    State Of Affairs - 7:50  (Jim Snidero)
f. 06    I Concentrate On You - 9:28  (Cole Porter)
g. 07    I Can't Get Started - 6:58  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
h. 08    Front Line - 6:52  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Red CD: 123 241 — While Your Here   

Engineer: Jim Anderson


Date: October 24 & 25, 1991
Location: New York City
Label: Square Discs

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Tom Harrell (t, fh), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Peter Washington (b), Jeff Hirshfield (d)

a. 01    Urban Tales - 6:10  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    Midnight Dreams - 6:33  (Jim Snidero)
c. 03    Oblique Street - 8:25  (Jim Snidero)
d. 04    Games - 8:30  (Jim Snidero)
e. 05    Confrontation - 8:52  (Jim Snidero)
f. 06    Alone In A Crowd - 6:30  (Jim Snidero)
g. 07    CP View - 6:01  (Jim Snidero)
h. 08    Ishtar - 6:31  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Square Discs CD: SQ 778 — Urban Tales   

Tom Harrell (t) on a-b, d-e, g-h; (fh) on a-b, d-e, g-h.

Engineer: Jim Anderson


Date: October 2, 1994
Location: New York City
Label: Red

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Tim Hagans (t), Steve Nelson (vib), Kevin Hays (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. 01    Introspect - 7:22  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    San Juan - 6:13  (Jim Snidero)
c. 03    Mystery - 7:22  (Jim Snidero)
d. 04    The Web - 6:35  (Jim Snidero)
e. 05    Forward Motion - 6:43  (Jim Snidero)
f. 06    La Mesha - 7:24  (Kenny Dorham)
g. 07    In A Daze - 7:24  (Jim Snidero)
h. 08    To Whom It May Concern - 7:17  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Red CD: 123 265 — San Juan   

Steve Nelson (vib) on a-d.

Engineer: Jim Anderson


Date: December 13, 1994
Location: RPM Studios, New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Walt Weiskopf (ts), David Hazeltine (p), Peter Washington (b), Tony Reedus (d)

a. 01    Pocket Change - 6:48  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    Vertigo - 6:42  (Jim Snidero)
c. 03    Bossa 338 - 7:15  (Jim Snidero)
d. 04    A.S.A.P. - 8:21  (Jim Snidero)
e. 05    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 8:58  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f. 06    Ah-Leu-Cha - 8:32  (Charlie Parker)
g. 07    Skylark - 8:16  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
h. 08    Midtown - 6:55  (Walt Weiskopf)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1112 CD — Vertigo   (1996)

Date: August 28 & 29, 1997
Label: Double Time

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Mike LeDonne (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    You And The Night And The Music - 6:53  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
b. 02    Long Ago And Far Away - 6:02  (Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin)
c. 03    'Round Midnight - 8:19  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. 04    Midnight Waltz [aka Twilight Waltz] - 6:31  (Cedar Walton)
e. 05    Along Came Betty - 7:28  (Benny Golson)
f. 06    You're My Everything - 6:50  (Harry Warren, Mort Dixon, Joe Young)
g. 07    Bluesville - 4:35  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
h. 08    What's New - 4:48  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
i. 09    Without A Song - 6:23  (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
All titles on:      Double Time CD: 130 — Standards Plus   

d. listed as "Twilight Waltz".


Date: December 21 & 22, 1998
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Double Time

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Joe Magnarelli (t), Conrad Herwig (tb), David Hazeltine (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    If - 5:05  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
b. 02    Serenity - 6:28  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
c. 03    Punjab - 7:43  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
d. 04    Inner Urge - 5:09  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
e. 05    Step Lightly - 8:21  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
f. 06    Recorda Me [aka No Me Esqueça] - 5:37  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
g. 07    Black Narcissus - 7:45  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
h. 08    Afro-Centric - 7:36  (Joe Henderson) / arr: Jim Snidero
All titles on:      Double Time CD: 152 — The Music Of Joe Henderson   (2000)

Three quartet selections - specifics unknown.


Date: October 25 and November 13, 2001
Location: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Milestone

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (f, as), Renee Rosnes (p), Paul Gill (b), Billy Drummond (d), Natalie Cenovia Cummins, Mark Feldman, Joyce Hammann, Susan Lorentsen, Laura Seaton, Paul Woodiel (vn), Ralph Farris (vn, vl), Tomas Ulrich, Mary Wooten (vc), Walt Weiskopf (con)

a. 01    Slipping Away - 4:59  (Jim Snidero) / arr: Jim Snidero
b. 02    River Suite: Dawn - 7:04  (Jim Snidero) / arr: Jim Snidero
c. 03    River Suite: On The Bank - 7:39  (Jim Snidero) / arr: Jim Snidero
d. 04    River Suite: Torrent - 5:11  (Jim Snidero) / arr: Jim Snidero
e. 05    Theme For Ernie - 7:14  (Fred Lacey) / arr: Jim Snidero
f. 06    Forever Gone - 9:33  (Jim Snidero) / arr: Jim Snidero
g. 07    Ventura - 7:01  (Jim Snidero) / arr: Jim Snidero
h. 08    It's The Talk Of The Town - 7:04  (Jay Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) / arr: Jim Snidero
All titles on:      Milestone CD: MCD 9326-2 — Strings   (2003)

Mark Lopeman credited with "assistance with scores" - not sure if this qualifies as arranger.


Date: May 26 & 27, 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Milestone

Jim Snidero (ldr), Jim Snidero (as), Eric Alexander (ts), David Hazeltine (p), Paul Gill (b), Billy Drummond (d)

a. 01    Close Up - 6:13  (Jim Snidero)
b. 02    I Should Care - 6:42  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
c. 03    Nippon Blue - 8:41  (Jim Snidero)
d. 04    Windswept - 5:30  (Jim Snidero)
e. 05    Blues For The Moment - 6:02  (Jim Snidero)
f. 06    Reality - 7:34  (Jim Snidero)
g. 07    Prisoner Of Love - 7:22  (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin)
h. 08    Smash - 6:26  (Jim Snidero)
All titles on:      Milestone CD: MCD 9341-2 — Close Up   (2004)

Eric Alexander (ts) on a, c, e-f, h.

Engineer: Michael Marciano